Club celebrates 70 years of Morris Minors
It’s a small vehicle but the Morris Minor has a big reputation, clocking up 70 years.
The Central Manawatu¯ Morris Minor Club will celebrate the 70th anniversary at Longburn on Saturday.
Denise Mills’ 1952 convertible Morris Minor and husband Bruce’s 1973 flat deck are examples of the love of this tiny vehicle.
Many hours have gone in to each of the vehicles. Bruce said his flat deck truck was two years work. Each vehicle is now the preferred colours of Bruce and Denise, with Denise sharing her convertible with the Betty Boop design seat cushions and car mats.
Bruce said Morris Minor stopped producing its car design in 1965 and trucks and vans in 1972. He bought his truck the following year after the last of the vehicles rolled off the factory floor.
■ The Morris Minor 70th anniversary at Longburn, 12pm-1.30pm, Saturday, October 27, on the grass area opposite the White Horse Inn carpark, and if wet, in the White Horse Inn carpark.
November 24, 11am-2pm. The Square near the council buildings, the Morris Minor 70th anniversary car display by the Central Manawatu¯ Morris Minor Club.
Denise and Bruce Mills with their treasured Morris Minors.